Essays Tagged: "Materialism"

"A Marxist View on Government and Religion of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia"

to a communist society. There are three main ideas that go along with Marxism. They are the idea of materialism, a public ownership of property and the idea that history progresses only through a seri ...

(4 pages) 101 0 4.3 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

British Reniassance. Refers of Marlowe

erd in her reply and jokingly refuses him her love. The themes of age, weather and the seasons, and materialism all appear in the two poems. Though, both authors use them differently to show how love ... ow sense of hope. The Shepherd tries to lure the girl by offering her everything in the world. This materialism clearly shows that Marlowe believes that only fancy trinkets and beautiful possessions w ...

(4 pages) 51 0 3.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Grapes of Wrath, a novel by John Steinbeck

s of Wrath combines Steinbeck adoration of the land, his simple hatred of corruption resulting from materialism (money) and his abiding faith in the common people to overcome the hostile environment. ...

(5 pages) 89 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Materialism and Happiness in America "The great Gatsby" (Twain) era and today.

Materialism: attention to or emphasis on material objects, needs or considerations, with a disintere ... g is a social problem, rooted in part in the dynamics of the competitive marketplace, in part in thematerialism and selfishness that receive social sanction. . . many Americanshunger for a different k ... not what he or Daisy needed to be truly happy.The 1920's was an era, like the 1980's, of 'mindless materialism and consumption and the pursuit of private wealth over public purpose(Denton).' The 'Roa ...

(4 pages) 150 0 2.9 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Daisy's love in F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"

by, thecharacter of Daisy Buchanan has many instances whereher life and love of herself, money, and materialismcome into play. Daisy is constantly portrayed assomeone who is only happy when things are ...

(4 pages) 86 1 2.6 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Kurt Vonnegut's Portrayal of Society in "Breakfast of Champions"

ued with despair, greed, and apathy.I. IntroductionII. Social problemsA. RacismB. Commercialism and materialismC. ViolenceD. Lack of cultureE. GreedIII. Destruction of AmericaA. PollutionB. Destructio ... tempting passers-by to drink alcohol or smokecigarettes (114). Trout and Hoover are the children of materialism. Hoover embraces itwhile Trout is rejected by it.Another problem rampant in today's Amer ...

(8 pages) 75 0 3.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Steinbeck's "Grapes of wrath" A novel about the conditions the migratory farm families of America during the 1930's lived under

of Wrath combines Steinbeck's adoration of the land, his simple hatred of corruption resulting from materialism (money) and his abiding faith in the common people to overcome the hostile environment. ...

(5 pages) 75 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Materialism is closely tied to our individualism. Personnaly opinionated essay about the States and materilism

This, however, is not true in America. In America, money is not the problem, the love of money, or materialism, is the problem. Materialism is at the core of our American dream. We grow up learning t ... motivate our lives in most every way; something needs to change. Realizing that we are corrupted by materialism is not difficult. What is difficult, however, is finding a solution to the problem.Habit ...

(2 pages) 92 0 4.7 Jul/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller.

have a wife and two sons that loved him. He didn't see these things as important as popularity and materialism. Because he was unable to appreciate the important things in life, he ultimately opted f ...

(4 pages) 60 0 4.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. An essay about three major themes throughout the book. Includes quotes from characters.

m? F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby to model the citizens of the nation. Through romance, materialism, and morality the characters reflect how people as a whole react in different situations ...

(5 pages) 91 0 3.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


tem advocates for equality of the people. Democratic social conditions cultivate attitudes of petty materialism, individualism, a cult to conformity to mass opinion and culture, and an insatiable and ... nations individual freedom can be at risk when its social conditions encourage an attitude of petty materialism.In democracies, with their constant ebb and flow of prosperity, men have almost always a ...

(15 pages) 233 0 4.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

~*Windflower by Gabrielle Roy*~ This will explain one of the themes in this novel: imprisonment of possessions. It will relate to the whole story and several other sources to express my opinion.

ays had the destination for easier and longer life; however, we do not notice how this is all about materialism and how it devalues our sense for life. In Windflower by Gabrielle Roy, the Inuit cultur ... as hostile and imprisoning and has a negative impact on Elsa Kumachuk's life and her relationships. Materialism has altered her life and in this case, because of her innocence and ignorance, in an unf ...

(7 pages) 39 0 4.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Holy War vs. Capitalist Materialism

realistic view of the near future is a commercialistic world lined with advertising and impersonal materialism.I need that new CD..." , "I have to go get new shoes...". These sorts of sayings are not ...

(4 pages) 102 1 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

"Civil Disobedience" By David Henry Thoreau

igures in American thought and literature. Known for being an individualist, Thoreau fought against materialism and social conformity. This individualistic belief is reflected in his numerous writings ...

(4 pages) 227 1 4.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Karl Marx - Labor and Production, Dialectics and Materialism.

oor population. Marx explored this phenomenon and drew conclusions about it. He used the methods of materialism and dialectics. His theory arose not from speculation, but rather from looking at who do ... rom looking at who does what to whom. What Marx saw was one class exploiting another. His method of materialism was in opposition to philosophers of the time. These philosophers said that to understan ...

(5 pages) 170 0 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

A look at American classics: "Huckleberry Finn" and "To Kill a Mockingbird".

plore in HuckleberryFinn and To Kill a Mockingbird are appearance versus reality, the corruptionand materialism of humans, and the importance of compassion.Many people have secrets. Huck Finn has many ...

(5 pages) 35 0 3.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

David Leavitt, Changing Faces-Madonna Question: how has the image of Madonna changed to keep up with that of the country?

cars, because "newer is better" even though the car you own may be perfectly fine. This is known as materialism.Madonna is notoriously known as "The Material Girl" to many, as she has always kept "up" ...

(1 pages) 30 0 2.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Characteristics of Romanticism

were not against progress but feared the effects onsociety. Man could create a better world without materialism.5. Anti-intellectualism - belief that everything is just not rational.''The Tables Turne ...

(1 pages) 126 0 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Ordinary Son" by Ron Carlson.

their yard, and do without a refrigerator. Meanwhile, Reed, meticulously normal, rebels by choosing materialism. He aspires to average friendships, to owning a car, to physical labor.Though Reed narra ...

(1 pages) 38 3 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Anti-hero within literature, music, and film.

erica's growing acceptance of a violence-oriented society, untraditional lifestyle, and emphasis on materialism has created the increasing popularity of the anti-hero in modern music, literature, and ... -as-saint status escaped Cobain, and a more tarnished anti-heroic image remained.Society's focus on materialism has allowed the anti-hero to develop and take root in modern literature. Characters exem ...

(5 pages) 73 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies